Scroll, okimono tiger

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I'm a sucker for a good scroll and other display stuff. Found these two this week. Now I can't buy groceries for a while:

Tiger Okimono--stoneware, made at the Bizen kiln in Japan. I have always admired the way tigers are depicted in Japanese art. The cats have never been native to the island nation, but somehow their art captures the tiger "spirit" quite humorously and accurately

Scroll is 1950's era and speaks for itself. Can't really use it with bonsai display, but nice to hang in the bonsai room.

tiger1okimono.jpgtiger2okimono.jpgscroll1.jpg
 

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BTW, can anyone read the chop? or recognize the work/potter?

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Great stuff Dave!
If I were to hazard a guess I would say the chop says Yamahonzo.
 

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